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Justin Fairchild / wumpwoast

I write for GameSpite in my spare time, and with my current number of projects, spare time is this sweet, quaint half-memory for those wee hours spent playing videogames as a little sprout. However, I really love to write, and one makes time for the things and people they love.

Plus there are folks involved in this community whose company is really nice. We reminisce about our formative years and play games and stuff, and it's therapeutic in that "I'm flapping my wings in a chicken suit on a plastic Bluetooth board" pretend-exercise kind of way.

Days of Old

The Mega Man Series for NES
Mega Man, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6

The Complete Mega Man Series for Game Boy
Mega Man in: Dr. Wily's Revenge, Mega Man II, Mega Man III, Mega Man IV, Mega Man V

Two-Bit Profiles of 8-Bit Heroes and Villains
The Safari Hunter (Congo Bongo), Takosuke (Parodius), Ms. Pac-Man (Sex in The City), Gravity

Other Ancient Relics
Adventure Island IV, Final Fantasy III, Mendel Palace, Sonic CD, Super Puyo Puyo Tsuu Remix, Wetrix

The Spite Continues...
Tired of Games (series), From Yokosuka to Aberdeen (Shenmue), Urusei Yatsura


Reading this list of GameSpite articles will make you a better human being.

Blazing Lasers - chud666
Contra 4 - NicolaNomali
Devil's Crush - chud666
Final Fantasy VII: Voice of the Planet - NicolaNomali
Final Fantasy XII - parish
The Goomba - parish
Kirby's Adventure - Loki?
Mega Man 3 - parish
Metal Gear: Ghost Babel - NicolaNomali
Mole Mania - Loki?
Ninja Gaiden - LumberBaron
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - kolbe
Punch-Out!! - RedHedgehog
Rhythm Heaven - Ulognep and VsRobot
Um Jammer Lammy - bobservo
William and James Lee - chud666
Warriors of Light - parish
Zack and Wiki? - CalorieMate

Current Projects

I've drafted a piece about the heady, blissful formative years I spent drawing levels. It occupies a tenuous space somewhere in-between useful anecdotes and navel gazing. In addition, my thoughts on Pac-Man Vs. and Gradius 2 MSX continue to simmer patiently. All of these Coming Soon to a future GameSpite Quarterly issue near you!

Since the last update, I'm a couple songs closer to a finished first EP, which in an ideal world would see release in 2011 (still hoping and praying).